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How useful is having United Silver status in getting upgraded?

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None. As a 1k I am upgraded about 50%. As a silver just hope you get a decent seat in economy plus.

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You’ll only get upgraded very occasionally and only when flying a weird route at a weird time. Basically, never expect it.

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It will virtually never happen. Expect 80 or so people ahead of you every Thursday afternoon.

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For a little more context, I typically fly out of ORD. Never gotten any upgrade as a Silver at all. As a gold it happened exactly once, weird route at a weird time. As a platinum, you probably have a 50/50 shot at getting the weird route/time upgrade. Maybe a 20% shot for normal times during lighter travel weeks e.g. Labor Day, etc. I’m often #2-#4 on the list of folks who didn’t get upgraded on your typical Monday/Thursday flight times.

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I was silver and upgraded on a EWR-ORD flight once. Was an incredible sight to behold. Also helped that it was last Sunday night flight, but still impressive.

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Yeah I’ve since made 1K and have never been upgraded on that route again 🤗

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Thanks all. What about for non business route & time flights?

Got upgraded on a Sunday flight from LAX to Cancun way back in the day when I was just got silver. Think there were only 2 other ppl in first class. We finished all the Prosecco they had on the plane.

It gets you on the list.

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